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S&H 2 Bore
Country of origin

United States of America


Schroeder & Hetzendorfer


Rudolph Schroeder

Year(s) designed


Year production began


Cartridge type


Parent cartridge


Overall length


Case length

3.50" (88.9mm)

Rim diameter

1.49" (37.846mm)

Rim thickness

.125" (3.175mm)

Rifling twist


Muzzle velocity

1,200-1,500 ft/s (370-460 m/s)

Primer type

CCI #35

The S&H 2 Bore, also known as S&H 2 Bore Black Powder Express, is a big game hunting cartridge developed and produced by Schroeder & Hetzendorfer.

Design DetailsEdit

It is a black powder express cartridge designed from the ground up with a proprietary case as a "true 2 bore" cartridge, that is, in the context of the number of round balls the size of the bore needed to make 1 pound. The casing is CNC machined in a high precision, heavy duty design for chambered black powder rifles. It can accommodate a mammoth 3,500 grain (226.80 grams or a half-pound) solid brass FNTC bullet that fires at a muzzle velocity of 1,500 feet per second at 17,487 ft-lbs of energy. This makes for immense recoil, as one could imagine. The casing could also accommodate a 3,350 grain (217 grams) lead ball that fires at a muzzle velocity 1,200 feet per second.

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